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Saudis, Iraq agree on oil cut

BAGHDAD/VIENNA: OPEC heavyweights Saudi Arabia and Iraq agreed yesterday on the need to extend a global cut in oil supply by nine months in an effort to prop up crude…

Iranian president calls US relations a curvy road

TEHRAN: Iran’s coalition of reformists and moderates has swept to power in major cities across the country, results showed yesterday, redrawing the political map and amplifying the resounding re-election of…

Saudi king slams Iran as ‘spearhead’ of terrorism’

Trump calls to isolate Iran, confront extremism RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman yesterday accused regional rival Iran of exporting extremist Islamic movements to the world and vowed to eliminate the…

Melania hails ’empowerment of women’ at Saudi company visit

Ivanka: Saudi progress on women ‘encouraging’ RIYADH: US First Lady Melania Trump praised the “empowerment of women” at a General Electric all-female service center in the Saudi capital yesterday, saying…

Rouhani, a man of the Islamic Revolution, opens Iran to West

DUBAI: As Iran’s chief nuclear envoy, Hassan Rouhani earned the nickname “diplomat sheikh” when negotiators in 2004 reached a deal that saw the Islamic Republic halt all its enrichment of…

Bahrain cleric gets suspended jail term

DUBAI: A Bahraini court yesterday sentenced revered Shiite cleric Isa Qassim to a suspended one-year jail term for illegal fundraising and money laundering, a judicial source said. The criminal court…

Trump starts Saudi trip with massive arms deal

RIYADH: The White House announced a huge arms deal with Saudi Arabia yesterday as US President Donald Trump took his first steps on the world stage, looking to leave mounting…

Amir sends congratulations Rouhani sweeps to victory

TEHRAN: Iran has chosen the “path of engagement with the world” and rejected extremism, President Hassan Rouhani said following his resounding re-election victory yesterday. Rouhani, a 68-year-old moderate cleric who…

Melania Trump skips headscarf in Saudi

RIYADH: Accompanying her husband on his first international trip, US first lady Melania Trump yesterday stepped off of Air Force One conservatively dressed in long sleeves and pants to conform…

Huge turnout as Iranians deliver verdict on Rouhani

TEHRAN: Iranians poured into polling stations yesterday to deliver their verdict on President Hassan Rouhani and his troubled efforts to rebuild ties with the world and kickstart the struggling economy.…

Saudi Arabia working to dazzle Trump

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player…

On west Mosul front, Iraqi forces come as civilians go

CTS fighters torn between compassion and suspicion MOSUL: The black Humvee slaloming between car bomb carcasses and mortar craters stops to let fleeing civilians cross and then resumes its tooth-loosening…

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